Apply tea tree oil for the care and relief of Cold Sores
Effectiveness: 3.0Popularity: 2
Why it works: Tea tree oil is an effective antibacterial and antifungal which helps heal cold sores.
How it works: Apply tea tree oil onto a cold sore, which may help the blisters dry out and heal more quickly due to its antimicrobial activity. Ensure you do not ingest tea tree oil as it is highly toxic.
Precautions: Tea tree oil may cause skin irritation, swelling, burning, and redness for some people.
Don't take tea tree oil by mouth.
The self cure remedy of Apply tea tree oil for the care and relief of Cold Sores has an effectiveness score of 3.0 and a popularity score of 2 on the self-cure system.